Admission to Candidacy

A student is eligible to apply for candidacy when:

  1. The student has completed a minimum of 9 credits as a graduate student.
  2. The student has maintained a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all courses attempted as a graduate student.
  3. The student has filed an approved Plan of Study for the degree program.

Students should file for candidacy as soon as they are eligible. Usually, no more than 20 credits of completed coursework before admission to candidacy will be accepted toward a degree program. A student should be admitted to candidacy prior to beginning work on their thesis.